Malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

Wow.  When I first got online in the 90s, if you got a virus, your computer was dead - it would trash the hard drive or fry your CPU.  Nowadays, viruses are all about stealth and information theft but it looks like one virus writer has gone "old school".  The good news is that if…
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Email hoax (“I was robbed while travelling”)

If you get an email like this, your friend's account has been compromised. "I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, I and my family presently on a short trip to London, United Kingdom. Unfortunately, I was robbed in the hotel I booked, all my valuables which includes cash, mobile phones were stolen during the…
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First email hoax

The first hoax that *I* ever saw on the internet is back. It started in 2005 as a chain-email claiming that, for every time you'd forward it, Bill Gates would give you a dollar. What people didn't (still don't?) realize is that there is no way to track an email unless a copy were sent…
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Email hoax

Random link brought me to Snopes about a currently circulating rumour. Rather than get into the hoax, here's some info: The rumour claims "for every time this gets shared, ___ will donate....". This does and can happen but ONLY ONLY ONLY if you see "____ shared BUSINESSNAME's status". If Betty-Sue shares John-Bob's status, it doesn't…
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